When 25-year-old Samantha Futerman received a Facebook message in February, she had no idea that she might be meeting a twin she never knew she had. The adopted American actress had been contacted by Anaïs Bordier, an adopted French design student who bore an uncanny resemblance to her. When they found out they shared a home country and a birthday, their next step was a planned documentary and a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
Bordier, who lives in London, had decided to reach out after seeing Futerman's YouTube videos, including one called How It Feels to Be Adopted. "I then checked your name on the cast, stalked you A BIT," Bordier wrote in the Facebook message (below), "and found out you were born the 19th of november [sic] 1987." The same day as Bordier.
Futerman, who lives in Los Angeles, and Bordier are now planning to make a documentary film about their experience funded entirely through Kickstarter investments. "This full-length documentary will follow Samantha & Anaïs as they prepare to meet in person for the very first time!" reads the project's mission statement on their Kickstarter page. "We will also be there as they take a DNA test and receive results to confirm their siblingship!"
So are the young women (pictured above in their first Skype session) long-lost twins? With more than $26,000 already donated to the campaign's $30,000 goal as of March 26 (and just over three weeks to go), chances are we'll be finding out soon after production wraps.